Otis is home!! We got to get him last night, and he has done really well today. He is much easier to wake now, he stays alert for longer periods of time, and he is eating so well. I still have to pump to make sure my milk supply gets better, but I also get to nurse him, which is still pretty awesome. Afterward we have to supplement with a bottle to make sure he gets enough, but it's nice I'm allowed to nurse him. At the NICU yesterday a mom was asking to nurse her daughter and they told her she'd have to see how her daughter's heart rate was first. How sad, to not be able to do what you want with your kids. It's so hard.
But little man is doing well, I'm making more milk already today, and that Mother's Milk tea is actually pretty tasty, so I don't mind drinking a couple cups a day. If I can just get through this next couple weeks until Otis is at his due date and hopefully catches up to being a "normal" kid, things will be smooth sailing!!
2 weeks ago